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Archive for March, 2012


The Mercedes-Benz C-Class combines a thoroughbred performance with sophisticated luxury and advanced innovation in the redesigned C-Class family. Available as a sedan or coupe, there are several trim options to choose from. The sedan comes in five trims: C250 Sport, C250 Luxury, C300 4MATIC Sport, C300 4MATIC Luxury and C350 Sport. The coupe is available in two trims: C250 and C350.

Tucson drivers say the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers a good middle ground among upscale midsize cars. Specifically, Mercedes-Benz of Tucson customers are delighted by the high-quality comfortable interior and the tech features that are easier to use than many competitors.

“The new-generation C-Class also sets the pace in its segment when it comes to design. This is especially apparent in the interior: fine materials displaying painstaking attention to detail and the generous use of trim parts add an exclamation mark; the C-Class is dressed up to the nines,” said Mercedes-Benz of Tucson General Manager John Hornbeck.

Compared to the pre-owned Mercedes-Benz of years earlier, the 2012 redesign also accounts for the very latest in advanced technology must-haves including Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and cutting-edge seatbelt technology. New-generation telematics offer new infotainment and navigation features.

Fuel economy has been improved by as much as 15 percent in the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, thanks to new direct-injection engines and the redesigned 7-speed automatic transmission.

The U.S. Sedan model line-up consists of the:

  • C250 RWD : 1.8L Turbo I4 , 201 hp / 229 lb-ft
  • C300 4MATIC: 3.0L V6, 228 hp / 221 lb-ft
  • C350 RWD: 3.5L V6, 302 hp / 273 lb-ft


The Coupe consists of the:

  • 302-hp 3.5-liter V-6 or 201-hp 1.8-liter inline-four engine
  • 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic transmission


In total, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class now offers more choice while adding to its already impressive array of talents. Of course, it still resides in a segment with quality picks but there’s only one car in the class that provides the honest, unapologetic and meticulously engineered goodness of a genuine Mercedes-Benz.